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The Pebble Watch’s Demise Is A Blow To Crowdfunding

Owners of the popular Pebble smartwatch were dismayed to find out on Wednesday that the company has essentially folded, with several of their assets being sold to direct competitor Fitbit. The news comes only a few months after the Pebble 2 was successfully Kickstarted, making over $12 million for the company to make the products. […]

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Let’s Check In With Pokemon Go

So Pokemon Go has been around since the summer, and we’ve seen the user numbers rise and then fall sharply since it’s release. There’s many online sources that are crowing about how Niantic didn’t interact with their customers and now the app is ‘dying’, but there’s a lot of evidence to say that Pokemon Go […]

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Live Video Comes To Instagram

Instagram users will have noticed that they’ve received another new update to the app recently. The addition to the ‘Stories’ option means they can now stream live video to all of their followers. The new option allows your viewers to comment in real time, and you can pin your favourite comments as they appear. The […]

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Can Apps Work As Advertising?

Advertising in apps and games has always been a contentious issue. It allows apps to be offered for free in app stores, meaning you’re more likely to download it and try it out. However, many apps have got it wrong and let advertising take over their apps to some extent. Whether it’s unskippable videos, constant […]

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Would You Let Your Car Insurance Company See Your Facebook Profile?

What do you post on your social media profile? Do you like to post photos of wild nights out, or do you prefer cat videos instead? Who would you be comfortable seeing what you choose to share? Would you let your car insurance company see it? That’s what Admiral Car Insurance were proposing at the […]

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Does Black Mirror’s ‘Nosedive’ Hit Too Close To Home?

The third series of Black Mirror came out on Netflix on the 21st October, and is already causing waves with it’s now nightmarish depiction of technology in the near future. If you’ve not seen Black Mirror before, many people have described it as a ‘21st Century Twilight Zone’, an anthology series where the main characters […]

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Why Did Vine Bite The Dust?

As of yesterday, the news broke that Vine will be ceasing operations soon. The popular six second video platform is being discontinued by Twitter following a decision to cut 9% of it’s staff. No real reasons have been given for the closure of Vine in the announcement blog, but it’s clear that Twitter’s slow growth […]

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How Apps Have Changed Our Shopping Habits

There’s no arguing that the internet has changed the way we shop forever. In a pre 1990 world, we would only have goods delivered to our door if we’d ordered through a catalogue. Nowadays, we expect pretty much everything to be delivered to us. It’s apps though that have really created the biggest breakthrough in […]

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VR Technology Is Changing The Face Of Theme Parks

VR technology has really taken off in recent years, and now several companies are doing new and exciting things with their designs. One idea that initial tech developers probably didn’t come up with though is using VR headsets in theme park rides. Over the last year, VR enabled rides have exploded all across the world. […]

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Google’s Pixel Takes On The Mighty iPhone

Google has recently announced it’s new line of phones, and for the first time they’re ditching the Nexus branding and going it alone. The result is the Pixel, Google’s first ever phone that’s been designed and made entirely in house. In their super slick announcement video, Google goes through all the cool new features that […]

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Youtube Heroes Raises Issues For Content Creators

On September 20th, Youtube announced it’s plans to launch it’s ‘Youtube Heroes’ system for moderators on the site. Thanks to the gamification model of hiring moderators, many Youtube content creators have been speaking out about their concerns. So, what is Youtube Heroes and why are content creators so upset about it? Any aspiring moderators will […]

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Can Video Game Movies Ever Be Good?

Video game movies are nothing new. Almost since the popularization of video games, movies of them have been put into production, with… mixed results to say the least. This isn’t stopping the movie industry though, with a whole slew of video game tie ins coming out in the near future. 2016 has already seen some […]

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What’s Next For Nintendo Mobile?

Nintendo have always seemed as though they were going to ignore the mobile gaming market. While other publishers were taking advantage of the platform, albeit with mixed results, Nintendo just carried on doing what it does best. In the last year though, they’ve exploded onto the scene. What’s going on with their mobile apps currently, […]

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The Most Important News From Apple’s iPhone Event

Apple held it’s iPhone event on the 7th September, and they’ve announced some huge new changes for the world’s most popular mobile phone. Here’s all the important news from the event that you need to know. The 7 and 7 Plus are now here It’s true, the newest iterations of the iPhone are here and […]

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What We’ve Learned From Kickstarter Games

Kickstarter has proved to be a good home for ambitious gaming development projects, as well as projects related to video games. Recently, a Dark Souls themed board game was a huge success on the crowdfunding platform, raising $5.4 million, or around £3,753, to get made. It’s clear to see that it’s a place where gaming […]

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Is No Man’s Sky The Disaster Some Think It Is?

There always seems to be one big scandal or another in gaming, and this time it’s around No Man’s Sky. The game came out on 10th August on PS4 and the 12th on PC, and the gaming community is highly divided on what they think of it. Half of them are delighted with the game […]

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Is Instagram ‘Stories’ The New Snapchat?

Dedicated Instagram followers found recently that their favourite photography app has been updated with the ‘Stories’ capability. This new function allows users to take and post photos and videos that won’t live on their feeds permanently. Instead, the pictures only last 24 hours, and are shown in a separate ‘stories’ feed. Sound familiar? Users of […]

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How Might Augmented Reality Revolutionize Gaming Apps?

Now that Pokémon GO has burst onto the scene, more people than ever before are able to enjoy a gaming experience that incorporates augmented reality. Not to be confused with virtual reality, augmented reality is a technology that blends your actual environment with virtual graphics, sounds and gameplay. The camera in your smart phone is […]

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Can ‘This Is The Police’ Handle The Heavy Topics It Brings Up?

Furious debate has sprung up around the Kickstarted game This Is The Police, a crime management simulation game from developers Weappy. Released on the 2nd August, This Is The Police puts you in the shoes of Freeburg police chief Jack Boyd. Boyd is being forced to retire by the corrupt Mayor of the fictional town, […]

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Can Clinton Clinch The Nomination With An App?

Anyone who’s even glanced at the internet or their TV for what feels like the last ten years will know all about the US general elections. The top candidates for their next president are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and no matter who wins it feels like history will certainly be made. No matter where […]

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So, What Makes Pokemon Go Just So Ridiculously Popular?

So, no matter how hard you try and get away from it, Pokemon Go is here to stay. With the summer holidays now in full force, you’ve probably seen kids (and their parents) out in the streets, on the hunt for those elusive pocket monsters. So, just how popular has the game become? According to […]

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This Is How Pokemon Go Is Changing The World For The Better

So Pokemon Go launched in the UK last Friday, and it seems that the whole country, if not the whole world, has caught Pokemon fever. Everywhere you go, you can spot Pokemon Trainers running around catching the virtual pocket monsters hiding in plain sight. It’s clearly great fun, but what Nintendo clearly didn’t expect is […]

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Everybody’s Talking About Pokemon Go, So We Are Too

In the last week, all the tech world can talk about is the release of Pokemon Go. The app game has become a phenomenon, leading Pokemon fans to walk for miles in search of Pokemon to catch. The game has become so popular, it’s even caught the attention of mainstream news. Pokemon Go works using […]

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Spotify vs. Apple: Who’s In The Right?

A huge legal war is brewing between Apple and Spotify, all based around how Apple controls developers who use the Apple App Store to distribute their apps. Spotify kicked off proceedings by publicly accusing Apple of trying to freeze them out of the music app market. They claim that Apple have blocked their latest app […]

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What ‘Brexit’ Means For The UK Gaming Industry

On Thursday 23rd June this year, the UK voted to leave the European Union. The history making referendum has resulted in backtracking on political promises, the largest crash in the value of the pound since 1985, and the resignation of the prime minister. As you can imagine, the decision is going to have a profound […]

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Everything You Need To Know About The 2016 Apple Developer Conference

Another Apple Developer Conference has come and gone, and with it has come another slew of announcements that are sure to have Apple fans excited about upcoming changes within the company. There were no major hardware announcements, with most of the conference focusing on how their software can and will be improved. Siri is coming […]

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Everything You Need To Know About E3 2016

It’s that time of year again. Journalists and gamers have descended upon Los Angeles for E3 2016, where anyone who’s anyone in the gaming industry is showing off the latest in gaming and gaming technology. Without any further ado, let’s take a look at the most exciting announcements that have come out this year. Crash […]

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Can You Really Apply For Jobs By Playing Games? Testing the Debut App

As the academic year draws to a close, recent graduates will be facing down the task of endlessly writing their CVs and covering letters, and hoping to stand out in the increasing crowd of graduates who want the same thing as they do. It’s not an enviable task, by any means. Luckily, there appears to […]

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Dating Simulators Find Their Home In App Gaming

Have you ever wanted to play a game where you’re the only human in a high school full of pigeons? How about one where your girlfriend suddenly and inexplicably turns into an alpaca? Perhaps you want to play a game where you pick a romantic suitor from a pack of dinosaurs, instead? If any of […]

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Reboots Upon Reboots: When Reinventing A Franchise Works

It feels sometimes that modern media relies more heavily on reboots than it really should. Anyone who’s seen the movies from their childhood make their way back to the cinema, or seen their children watching rebooted versions of their favourite childhood shows, will know what we mean. This problem, however, seems even more prominent in […]

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Disney Infinity Isn’t So Infinite Anymore

After just three years of dominating the toys to life gaming scene, Disney have announced that they are ending their Disney Infinity series. At first, the news was surprising, as Disney Infinity had been a runaway success. When the game was first released,the toys became a smash hit and many became hard to find in […]

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Snapchat in Hot Water over Dangerous, Offensive and Copycat ‘Lenses’

Over the last few weeks, it’s safe to say that Snapchat doesn’t seem to have had a good time of it. Three different stories have come out about the controversy that their ‘lenses’, filters that can be put over any photo a user takes using the app, have stirred up. Two stories revolve around the […]

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MyMagic+: How Walt Disney World is Taking Theme Parks to the Next Level

Any mobile phone owner will be well aware of how your device is slowly taking the place of many of the gadgets in your life. It’s already your torch, your GPS, and increasingly, your method of payment in certain shops. If you want to see this concept taken to the extreme, take a trip to […]

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The Atari ET Cartridge Burial: From Myth to History

This post originally appeared on Dojit.com on May 23rd, 2014. As with the tales of the Madden curse and government experiments conducted through Polybius machines, it was easy to dismiss the tales of thousands of ET Atari 2600 cartridges buried in the desert as another urban myth. In a bizarre twist of fate however, the […]

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What Can A Loyalty App Do That a Card Can’t?

Loyal Starbucks customers will no doubt use the coffee chain’s app, which gives them free rewards in return for them buying their daily coffee from them. Recently, the company revealed their overhaul of the app in order to personalise the experience for their customers. Now, they will receive ‘stars’ depending on how much they spend […]

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Why Have Reddit Finally Released Their Own App?

As you may remember, Reddit has never had it’s own official app. Third party apps are widespread on the iOS and Google Play stores, and in 2014, Reddit acquired one of the most popular apps, Alien Blue. This became the ‘official’ Reddit app until now, as Reddit have finally released their own, first party app […]

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Meet the Disabled Gamers Who Are Playing Their Own Way

As a child reading the Official Playstation Magazine, I had my first encounter with disabled gaming in the letters pages. The details are fuzzy now, but a letter writer talked about a specialist controller he used that let him control games with only one hand, but sadly it didn’t work with all games. Luckily, he […]

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Miitomo Launch: What Should We Expect?

Remember way back in November, when Nintendo announced their first foray into mobile gaming? That game, Miitomo, is finally launched in Western markets yesterday, after it’s already seen a successful launch in Japan last week. The game is seen as quite an apparent move to steal some of Facebook and other social media apps’ thunder, as […]

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Jim Sterling vs. Digital Homicide

You may not know the name Digital Homicide, but you’re soon to become very familiar with it. It’s the name of an indie development company that have created several titles, that are questionable at best. They’ve hit the headlines as they have served gaming journalist Jim Sterling with a lawsuit suing him for up to […]

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This Week In Wearable Tech at the Wearable Technology Show

Wearable technology is fast becoming the most exciting and innovative new technology today, so it’s no surprise that they now have an exhibition dedicated solely to them. Held in London over the 15-16th March this week, the Wearable Technology Show showed off the best tech currently available and what’s soon due to come out. Here […]

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The Most Elusive Easter Eggs In Gaming

Fallout fans have been having fun in Fallout 4 ever since it’s release, scouring the wastelands looking for secrets and Easter eggs hidden amongst all the debris of the nuclear war. However, in an interview with Pete Holmes recently, the game’s director Todd Howard teased that there were some secrets still left to be found. […]

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Facebook Has A Reaction: The Answer To The ‘Dislike’ Button Demand

On the 24th February, Facebook finally unveiled its redesigned ‘like’ button to it’s users worldwide. Now called ‘Reactions’, users can hover or hold down the ‘like’ button (depending on whether they’re using a desktop/laptop, or their mobile), and pick from one of six different reactions to a post. These include the perennial ‘like’, ‘love’, ‘anger’, […]

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Apple vs. FBI: What You Need To Know

If you’re following the news, you’ve probably seen a lot of reporting about a legal struggle between the FBI and Apple. But why are the two currently fighting it out in the public eye? It stems back to the December 2015 San Bernardino shootings, perpetrated by Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik. The FBI, who […]

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The Quantum Break Non-Exclusive Reveal: The Console Wars Rage On

A fuss was kicked up in the last week over the upcoming game Quantum Break. Originally, the game was slated to become an Xbox One exclusive, but Microsoft executive Aaron Greenberg recently declared that the game will also be available on PC from day one of release. As you can imagine, some Xbox One owners […]

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Celebrity Apps: Are They Worth All The Hype?

Anyone who develops apps will tell you that it’s nigh on impossible to get your app noticed out in the real world. With app stores full to bursting with samey games and apps that are as useful as a chocolate teapot, how do you convince jaded users to download YOUR app? The answer is the […]

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Goodbye desktop: Facebook users abandon PCs for mobile feeds

How often do you check Facebook on your mobile? You probably check in multiple times a day, while you’re in a queue at the supermarket or sitting around in waiting rooms. Then there’s the times when push notifications come through; get into a heated debate and your phone will be making the Facebook ‘pop’ sound […]

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Is The Hoverboard Doomed?

As Big Ben struck 12 last year, many sci fi enthusiasts would have been thinking ‘It’s 2015 now, is this the year that we finally get our hoverboards?’ Thanks to the popularity of Back to the Future 2, which features a bright pink, Mattel branded hoverboard in one scene, it was hoped that eventually we’d […]

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‘Stolen’: The Controversial Game You Probably Never Got To Play

You probably hadn’t had the chance to play ‘Stolen’ before it’s creators, Hey, Inc. shut it down on January 14th, but it had become a recent viral hit. The app game let players buy and sell each other, as well as letting them ‘steal’ them, as promised by the game’s title. Despite being an invite-only […]

Generate targeted push notifications to each player

The average cell phone has 41 apps on it according to the recent Nielsen report. The average person with a iphone or android device plays games between 7 am and 10 am, so the major group of players are probable commuting to work or school. So the average person at around 7am has the choice of 40 competing games or apps?

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